For Release — October 4, 2004
BUSINESS COUNCIL ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, DIRECTORS
ALBANY - Philip A. Teel, sector vice president for Northrop Grumman on Long Island, has been elected chairman of The Business Council of New York State for the next 12 months. Linda Sanford, a senior vice president of IBM, has been elected vice chair of The Business Council, and is in line to succeed Teel as chair next year.
Paul S. Speranza Jr., senior vice president, secretary, and general counsel for Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., has been re-elected vice chair for finance.
In addition, the Board of Directors of The Business Council has elected four other business leaders to terms on the board, and has re-elected 19 others. In addition, the Council's Board has re-elected three members to the Board of Trustees of the Council's research affiliate, the Public Policy Institute of New York State.
The elections took place Wednesday, September 22, at The Business Council's Annual Meeting in Bolton Landing, Warren County.
The top board officers of The Business Council are:
- Philip A. Teel, chairman of The Business Council and Northrop
Grumman’s sector vice president for airborne early warning and
electronic warfare systems. In that role, Teel has general management
responsibilities for this business area, which is an integrator and
aircraft manufacturer that designs, develops, manufactures, and upgrades
aircraft and mission systems for domestic and international customers.
Before joining the company in 2000, Teel held various executive and management positions with Raytheon. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in engineering management at George Washington University.
He succeeds Heidi Nauleau, chairman of the Jamestown-based Aarque Companies.
- Linda Sanford, vice chair of The Business Council
and senior vice president for enterprise on demand transformation and
information technology. In that role, Sanford leads the strategy for
IBM’s internal transformation to the industry’s premier
on-demand business. She is responsible for working across IBM to transform
core business processes, create an information-technology infrastructure
to support those processes, and help create a culture that recognizes
the value that on-demand leadership can bring to IBM.
Sanford joined IBM in 1975 and has moved up through engineering, management, and executive positions to become one of the highest-ranking women at the company. She is a member of the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and has been named one of the 50 most influential women in business by Fortune magazine.
She earned a bachelor’s degree at St. John’s University and a master’s degree in operations research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Paul Speranza, vice chair of finance of The Business Council and senior vice president, secretary, and general counsel. Speranza joined Wegmans in 1976, and is responsible for legal affairs, government relations, taxation, and labor relations. A graduate of Syracuse University, he earned degrees in law from the University of San Francisco and New York University.
The Council's new directors are:
- Wendy Arienzo, vice president and general manager, Philips Semiconductor. Arienzo joined IBM in 1981 and served there in a variety of engineering and management positions before becoming director of engineering at MiCRUS in 1995. She earned a bachelors/masters degree in materials science engineering at Brown University and a doctorate from Stanford University in the same field.
- Glenn S. Goldberg, senior vice president for corporate affairs and assistant to the chairman and chief executive officer of the McGraw-Hill Companies. A graduate of Brockport State College, Goldberg served as assistant comptroller/press secretary for then-New York City Comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman. He moved to Standard & Poor's in 1990, where he was responsible for its global marketing and communications, before taking his current position with McGraw-Hill in 1998. In his current role, he manages the marketing, communications, government affairs and community relations activities of the corporation.
- Raymond J. Kinley Jr., chief executive officer of Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP. A graduate of Russell Sage College, Kinley joined Clough, Harbour in 1979 and helped the Albany-based firm grow from one with fewer than 50 employees to a 21-office enterprise with more than 525 people on staff. He became CEO in January of 2002. Clough, Harbour is one of the largest engineering design firms in New York State.
- John F. Murray, chairman and CEO of Rose & Kiernan, Inc. A graduate of Siena College, Murray has nearly a quarter century of experience in insurance. He joined Rose & Kiernan in 1994, was elected its president in 1998, its CEO in 2000, and its chairman in 2003. Rose & Kiernan, which is based in East Greenbush, Rensselaer County, is one of the 10 largest insurance and benefits-brokerage firms in New York State.
The 19 re-elected members of The Business Council's Board re:
- Philip C. Ackerman, chairman, president and CEO, National Fuel Gas Company.
- Terry L. Brown, chairman and CEO, O'Brien & Gere Limited.
- Richard J. Carota, chairman, president, and CEO of Finch, Pruyn & Co., Inc.
- Robert B. Catell, chairman and CEO, KeySpan.
- Paul A. Crotty, group president, Verizon Communications.
- Samuel A. DiPiazza, CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers
- Michael J. Doyle, president, Pleasant Valley Wine Co.
- Thomas F. Judson, Jr., chairman and CEO, the Pike Company, Inc.
- David H. Klein, president and CEO, Excellus.
- Donald R. Led Duke, president, BBL Construction Services, LLC
- Stanford Lipsey, publisher, the Buffalo News.
- Henry A. McKinnell, chairman and CEO, Pfizer Inc.
- Steven Reinemund, chairman and CEO, PepsiCo, Inc.
- Linda Sanford, senior vice president, IBM.
- Muriel Siebert, chairperson, Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.
- Philip A. Teel, sector vice president, Northrop Grumman Corp.
- Vincent R. Volpe, president, Dresser-Rand Company.
- Robert G. Wilmers, chairman and CEO, M&T Bank.
- Lloyd M. Young, president, Solid State Cooling Systems.
The re-elected trustees of The Public Policy Institute are:
- John A. Georges, Windward Capital Partners.
- Roger A. Hannay, president and CEO, Hannay Reels, Inc.
- James R. Houghton, chairman of Corning Incorporated.
The Business Council is New York's largest broad-based business group, representing some 3,500 member companies large and small across the state. The members of The Business Council represent well over one million employees in all regions of the state and in all sectors of the economy. Based in Albany, The Council lobbies for a better business climate and offers cost-cutting services to its members.
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